After discussing the results of the first assessment with Stuart, it was decided that flow rates could be increased by combining irrigation stations. During the following 12 months, Stuart trialled combinations of stations, and found that three stations could be run together, … Continued
The RADS program had a strong technology focus and information generated aimed to: • Identify and test component tools and technology that improve water management strategies. • Assess the effect of precision irrigation on crop response and system performance. • Introduce … Continued
In October last year I was fortunate enough to find myself boarding a flight to the Netherlands to attend the 7th International Symposium on Light in Horticultural Systems (a special thankyou to FAQI for providing financial assistance for me to … Continued
In Australia, it seems likely that the government will implement regulatory legislation and policies over the next 5 to 10 years to address the issue of climate change, which will directly impact business operations and procedures.This document considers the possible … Continued
Irrigation scheduling is about matching the duration of an irrigation event to plant needs, taking into account the factors of plant growth phase, rainfall and climate as well as the infiltration rate of the soil or growing medium.
It seems that the higher irrigation frequency improved the biomass production but did not affect the quality of harvested flowers and consequently increased the greenhouse water use efficiency.
The pumps used for irrigation systems on flower farms are powered either by electric or diesel motors and often run for long periods of time. The motor supplying power to the shaft of the pump must match the pump requirements … Continued
An essential part of successful flower farming is to understand and properly manage the soils within the growing area. It is always important to use resources wisely, not only to save money but also to look after the environment and … Continued
A Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) project, Positioning the Queensland Cut Flower Industry to Strategically Respond to the Impacts of Climate Change, was completed which outlined the potential ramifications for Queensland‟s $151 million commercial cut flower and foliage industry. The resulting publication, The Queensland … Continued
Plants vary in their ability to tolerate poor quality water. Similarly, soils vary in their resistance to the effects of poor quality water. Knowledge of the quality of any given water supply, assessed by chemical analysis, is essential in managing this … Continued